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Daughter of Smoke and Bone VBC read along: Da Rulz

So, you decided to participate in the read along, eh? Aren't you a smart cookie.

You know it will be more fun than a barrel of monkeys.

If you don't already know, the book we'll be reading in June is The Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. Go ahead and reserve your copy at the library now. The awesomeness will begin June 2nd.  

So here are "da rulz":

* Be here or be square.
* You can participate through the comments section on the blog or through the Facebook post(s).

That's it. I'm a no rules kind of gal.

Of course, to entice you a bit more I'm offering up some goodies. Yes, you can win stuff. What can you win? I dunno yet. Something cool. Maybe something shiny. Definitely something new and not my sweaty gym socks.

Now there are some "official" type rules for this one:

* You have to actually participate. No lurking in the shadows is allowed. That's weird and for creepers.
* You'll get 2 entries for every blog comment you post relating to the read along (i.e. responding to the discussion questions, completing the challenge task, whatever I throw out there).
* Want to participate through Facebook only? Well, that will earn you 1 entry per comment as well (same guidelines as above).
* Comment on the blog AND on Facebook... you do the math on that one.
* I can ship anywhere in the US or to a US mailing address. If you live internationally, the book will have to be an ebook format cuz I'm broke. You understand...
* Oh, and you should be over 13 years of age as well. Just in case the material is questionable for your delicate minds. (Don't laugh. If my parents knew what I read at that age, they would probably die.)

Aight. That's it. Super simple. Now get ready to rock the Casbah.

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Product Details

Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Square Fish (August 21, 2007)
ISBN-10: 9780312369828
Source: My personal book

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